1. What does PAW stand for?

Parents are watching

Used mainly by kids in instant messaging sessions. Good for parents to know.


"PAW, u can tell me about it l8r."

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Last Updated: November 6, 2013

2. What does PAW stand for?

Parents at work

PAW is when one or both parents are working, either in the house or at the office or other remote location. Mostly teenagers use it to tell their friends or romantic interests that their parents are at the office working or distracted with work at home so they can come over to do something without supervision.

Teenagers may use PAW in texts or online to tell others what their parents are currently doing. However, they most often use to signal someone that their house is open to doing something their parents don't want them doing, like playing video games all day, watching an inappropriate movie, or hooking up.


"PAW if you wanna play Xbox today!"

PAW is typically associated with questionable behavior

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Last Updated: July 14, 2021

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